London Marathon 2022

London Marathon website

We are lucky enough to have one charity place available for the 2022 London Marathon!

The registration fee for the space is £200 and our minimum fundraising target amount is £2000.

Are you interested in running the marathon and making a difference for orangutans? If so, we would love to hear from you!



To apply for our charity place click here

With a new year full of new possibilities ahead, Orangutan Appeal UK has one place for anyone who wants to raise crucial funds while experiencing the joy and togetherness of being part of the world’s biggest marathon.

On Sunday 3 October 2021, more than 35,000 participants took on the traditional course from London’s Blackheath to The Mall – while thousands more around the globe ran the 26.2 miles on the route of their choice in a virtual event. Now we are offering our supporters the opportunity to experience the iconic course in 2022, by making a new year’s pledge to run for the orangutans.

The physical and mental health benefits of being active have been brought sharply into focus during the pandemic, and the 2022 TCS London Marathon offers people the chance to feel these benefits while raising much-needed funds for charity.

Orangutan Appeal UK has only one place available in the central London event and is encouraging anyone who missed the ballot deadline (or who has entered the ballot and wants to increase their chances of gaining a place) to apply here.


We will review all applications for the place and will respond in the coming weeks.

Please note that demand for charity places is very high and we do only have one place to offer for this event.


About the London Marathon

  • The London Marathon was first held on 29 March 1981 and the millionth finisher in the history of the event crossed the line in 2016.
  • The 41st Race on Sunday 3 October 2021 saw 35,300 participants take part in the event from Blackheath to The Mall, as well as thousands more participants take on the event on a route and location of their choice. All finishers received a finisher’s T-shirt and medal.
  • In 2019 the Virgin Money London Marathon raised £66.4 million for charity, setting a new Guinness World Record for an annual one-day charity fundraising event for a 13th successive year. This brought the total raised for charity since 1981 to more than £1 billion.
  • London Marathon Events gifts its surplus each year to The London Marathon Charitable Trust.
  • Since 1981, The London Marathon Charitable Trust has awarded grants totalling in excess of £90 million to more than 1,430 projects in London, Surrey and other areas.